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Vicodin addiction is a serious issue. Vicodin (hydrocodone) is a pharmaceutical drug that is used as a painkiller and widely prescribed throughout the world. It is very effective at reducing pain, but also is very addictive at the same time. One of the biggest problems with getting addicted to this drug, is that acetaminophen can cause severe problems to the liver in large doses. Over time, a Vicodin drug addiction can cause serious long term health problems, and should be treated as soon as possible. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Vicodin Addiction Treatment


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Vicodin Addiction Treatment
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  • Into Action Treatment
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  • DrugRehabFlorida.co

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Vicodin Addiction Treatment
Vicodin Addiction Symptoms, Signs, Withdrawal,
and Treatment Vicodin or hydrocodone addiction is
a serious issue.   The interesting fact about
this type of drug addiction, is that it is not
what most people picture when they think of a
serious addiction.   This is not your typical
homeless drug addict drug, but it can cause just
as much pain and suffering as the street drugs on
the market today.
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Vicodin Addiction Treatment
The difference with this type of addiction is
that it is much more secluded and widespread.
  Nearly everyone, at one time or another, has
been prescribed this medication.   With an
addiction like this, many people may not even
realize that they have that bad of a problem.
  This can make a Vicodin addiction much more
dangerous than a street drug addiction.
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Vicodin Addiction Treatment
Vicodin (hydrocodone) is a pharmaceutical drug
that is used as a painkiller and widely
prescribed throughout the world.   It is very
effective at reducing pain, but also is very
addictive at the same time.   For the normal user
of this drug, it does not pose much of a risk,
however if someone has an addictive personality
then it can easily get them hooked from the
start.   This drug is a combination of
hydrocodone and acetaminophen (Tylenol).
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Vicodin Addiction Treatment
One of the biggest problems with getting addicted
to this drug, is that acetaminophen can cause
severe problems to the liver in large doses. The
liver is only able to metabolize a certain amount
of acetaminophen each day.   If you take more
than your body can handle, then it builds up in
the body and can cause liver failure1.   Over
time, a Vicodin drug addiction can cause serious
long term health problems, and should be treated
as soon as possible.
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Vicodin Addiction Treatment
Vicodin Addiction Symptoms So how do you know if
your taking of this drug has led into a full
fledged addiction?   Below are listed some of the
most common signs of a Vicodin addiction.   If
you show some of these signs, you may be close to
an addiction to Vicodin.   However, always check
with a licensed health professional to get a
diagnosis.  This material is meant to be helpful,
but is not medical advice.
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Vicodin Addiction Treatment
  • Taking larger amounts of the medication than
    prescribed by your doctor
  • Going to more than one doctor to get multiple
    prescriptions of Vicodin filled
  • Increased tolerance to the drug, meaning you have
    to take more of it to get the same effect
  • Having feelings of guilt rise up after taking too
    much of the drug
  • Severe side effects like insomnia, night sweats,
    or achy muscles after you stop taking the
    medication
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Vicodin Addiction Treatment
If you have any of these symptoms when you take
Vicodin, then you should meet with an addiction
specialist.   If you have more than 1 of these
symptoms, then you should seek drug treatment.
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Vicodin Addiction Treatment
Vicodin Addiction Withdrawal Before you begin a
life free of Vicodin addiction, if you are truly
addicted, you will have to go through a
withdrawal process.   This is not an enjoyable
process, but is a necessary one if you are to
live a drug free life.  The hardest part of
getting off of any drug is learning how to live
without it.  
For so long, drug addicts have trained themselves
to live with the drug, that regular life without
Vicodin can seem challenging or even boring.
  However, with a little bit of practice, life
can become fun and enjoyable again.
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Vicodin Addiction Treatment
Vicodin is a very tough drug to break free from,
because it is made from one of the most addictive
substances in the world, opium.   Withdrawal is
the most challenging time, and during this time
it is easy to fall back into active addiction.
  The pain and suffering that one has to go
through, often leads the user back into full
fledged active addiction.   Vicodin withdrawal
usually starts within 6 to 12 hours after the
last dose was taken.
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Vicodin Addiction Treatment
  • Vicodin Addiction Withdrawal Symptoms
  • upset stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • cold sweats
  • night terrors
  • cold flashes
  • leg spams
  • bone aches and pains
  • muscles aches and pain
  • irritability and restlessness
  • panic attacks
  • Nausea
  • chills
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Vicodin Addiction Treatment
As you can see, this is a long list of many
unpleasant things.   If you are withdrawing from
Vicodin, you may experience any of these symptoms
and more.   There can also be severe consequences
of withdrawing from Vicodin without the
supervision of a health professional.   Death can
occur if you do not detox properly.
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Vicodin Addiction Treatment
If you have been on this medication for a long
time, it is not advisable to stop cold turkey,
because the body can go into shock.   This can
cause severe health issues.  The best route to go
is with a drug detox center, where you will be
monitored around the clock and under the best
health care.   This is the safest and best bet
for long term recovery from Vicodin addiction.
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Vicodin Addiction Treatment
Vicodin Addiction Treatment Just like with any
serious drug addiction, Vicodin addiction needs
to be treated for proper long term recovery.
  Vicodin is a pharmaceutical grade drug and is
much more powerful than alcohol or other
substances.   The power of Vicodin can cause
severe long term health issues to the internal
organs.   This drug, although made for a good
reason, is very easy to get addicted to.
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Vicodin Addiction Treatment
There are most likely underlying issues that have
not been looked at, and when someone detoxes off
of Vicodin, they are in a great spot to heal some
past issues that have been avoided.   A drug
addiction, at its most basic level is an
avoidance of life and certain issues.
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Vicodin Addiction Treatment
 In the recovery and treatment phase of a Vicodin
addiction, it is time to look at life from a
different perspective and ultimately heal.   This
is a brave and courageous thing to do, and not
everyone is up for it.   Recovery is always
possible, even with some of the most hopeless of
cases, but we have seen what happens to an
addiction with some famous celebrities who have
lost their lives to addictions.
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Vicodin Addiction Treatment
This is not childs play, although most
addictions do begin with a naive and innocent
avoidance of life.   It is only when the addict
is ready to face life and all of the destruction
that they have created in their life and the
lives of those around them.
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Vicodin Addiction Treatment
Are you ready to end your addiction to
Vicodin and not let this drug or any other
control your life? If you are ready to start a
new chapter in your life, then it is crucial that
you learn to live without drugs in your life.  A
severe drug addiction never gets any better once
it has begun its final downward spiral.
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Vicodin Addiction Treatment
You will want to get treatment for your Vicodin
and prescription drug addiction.   We are a full
service rehab and detox located in South Florida.
So if you are ready to move out of this
addiction and into freedom, give us a call and we
will be happy to talk with you and lend a helping
hand.   We want all of those who want to live
sober but do not know how, to get the opportunity
to live a life of freedom.   You have to trust in
order to heal, and we will help you to get your
life back under control.
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Vicodin Addiction Treatment
This is not an impossible task, overcoming a
hydrocodone addiction, but it does take courage
and support to make it through to the other side.
  We will be here ready to help, as soon as you
are ready for treatment.
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Vicodin Addiction Treatment
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